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[BKARTS] Boston Tool Sharpening Workshop

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The New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers presents a two-day workshop by New York binder and conservator, Jeff Peachey:

March 2nd and 3rd, 9-5pm.

North Bennet Street School (www.nbss.org)




The workshop will provide an introduction to making and keeping a tool sharp.  Participants will be provided the materials, instruction and equipment to make several knives of their choosing, and to sharpen any type of edge tool they bring with them.  This workshop will focus specifically on binder's tools---paring and lifting knives, spoke shaves and board shear blades.  Jeff will make available a variety of sharpening systems so that participants can experiment.  Participants can bring some old binder's board or loose book boards to experiment with the board slotting machine as well.




Jeff Peachey is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation and currently Vice Chair of the Conservators in Private Practice.  In addition to his conservation work for individuals and institutions, he teaches students in art, archives and book design programs.  In addition to all that, he makes custom bookbinding tools.  You can check out his knives at: www.philobiblon.com/peacheycatalog.pdf. 

As Jeff says, "There is no greater joy than working with a high quality tool."




Lecture/Demonstration: Thursday, March 1, 6pm at the North Bennet Street School, 39 North Bennet Street, Boston. (www.nbss.org)  Free.


Workshop: Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, 9-5pm, at the North Bennet Street School.  $200 includes materials fee.


Please contact Jeff Altepeter for registration instructions (jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx).


Don't miss this chance to learn or expand your knowledge of tool sharpening.  Personally I think it will be a great opportunity to spend a couple of days focused on getting my tools back in good shape!  I have also requested that Jeff bring along a selection of his custom crafted tools for inspiration and sale.

I hope to see you there!


Jeff Altepeter

Chair, New England GBW

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